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. >> reporter: were there powerful performances, kelly clarkson's stirring rendition of "my country tis of thee." ♪ to thee we sing >> reporter: beyonce returning four years later, this time, to sing the national anthem. ♪ and the rockets red glare ♪ the bombs bursting in air ♪ gave proof through the night ♪ that our flag was still there ♪ >> reporter: and as the president made his exit up those steps, a pause. turning around to take in his final inaugural moment. one more time. a microphone picking up what he said. >> i want to take a look one more time. i'm not going to see this again. >> reporter: and as the first couple made their way back to the white house, they emerged from the motorcade just as they did four years ago. the crowds cheering their return home. then, the first family taking in a parade. the first couple with a kiss. the president moving to the drums. and the girls dancing, too. like so many families, taking in a parade. and you know, tonight, we've learned that the family of the late dr. martin luther king asked both the president and the chief justice to sign t
the chance of seeing kelly clarkson up close and personal. he was caught sneaking a peek out of line. >>> obama's brother-in-law, craig robinson, was hamming it up over the president's shoulder. >>> eric cantor was caught making some sour faces during richard blanco's reading of the inaugural poem. doesn't look like he's a fan. >>> and from a frequent critic of president obama, conservative tact activist grover norquist feeted, "it is official. the best after-party tonight was chicago mayor rahm's." >>> for a look at the national forecast, we turn to dylan dreyer. >> good morning. it ended up being nice. >> dry and pretty warm. >> and temperatures were above average yesterday, but today the 20s will start working into the nation's capital. also 20s to take told across the northeast and even single dimgis through the northern plains. that cold air crossing over the great lakes which are still unfrozen is creating a lot of lake-effect snow. that's where we'll see most of the additional snow moving throughout the rest of this week. perhaps another 6 to 12 inches of snow possible. we als
grammy winner kelly clarkson giving the ceremony in central hollywood. followed by the friend of the president beyonce with her rendition of the national anthem a performance to remember. it all ended with a 21 gun salute before special guests attended a formal luncheon where the president and first lady had lobster, bison and apple pie before they took to the parade route in washington thousands of well-wishers lined the streets screamed and hollered into a magic moment when they got a glimpse of the president and mrs. obama along pennsylvania avenue the first couple had rock star status. hand-in-hand to the crowd went wild. one of the more emotional moments of the day action likely when president obama was just leaving the capital take a look he stopped and he turned around for one last look at the sea of people filling the national mall today. he soaked it all in one last time he wanted one last look because he said i will never see this again. even he impressed with the all of that moment. her boots were made especially just for her one-of-a-kind. join us right now to brea
. this one by kelly clarkson, and a poem by richard blanco. reverend luis leon will give the benediction followed by beyonce. she's going to sing the national anthem, she had a baby, and she's going to perform at the super bowl. >> not to be upstaged, hampsto pearson is at the capitol. what are you seeing? >> beyonce got a much bigger cheer than i did. it was one of the more electric moments that just happened a few minutes ago when she and jay-z came in. you just missed the introduction of former president bill clinton and secretary of state hillary clinton and former president jimmy carter and wife roslyn. we are just minutes away from the arrival of, of course, the vice president, jill biden, and the president and first lady and their family. it's exciting. it's electric. we've got great weather, especially compared to four years or so here, and i have to say before the program sort of settled in, i saw more collegiality on the platform in terms of members of congress, both democrats and republicans, commingling, glad handing each other, coming up to the front of the rail, if you will
>> reporter: filling the air what patriotism, kelly clarkson and beyonce. ♪ the brave there was a poem and prayers. as he left the west front of the capitol, a nostalgic turned back toward the lincoln memorial. >> i want to take a look out one more time. >> now there were shades of the campaign that the president winning out, success can't mean that a few people are making it and a growing number are barely scratching by. the president acknowledging that bipartisan -- or the lack of bipartisanship here in washington but noted that everyone needs to work together for the good of the country. john? >> dan, that moment at the end of your piece where the president turned around and looked, that was astounding. 23 seconds he stood there and he gazed out at the national mall to let it sink in. it must have been an extraordinary day for him. what does today hold for him after that full night of dancing he had? >> reporter: he heads to the national cathedral. the day after inauguration, the presidents always get a chance to go sit down at an interfaith service, a prayer and prayers are given n
of the moments, kelly clarkson singing my country tist of thee. ♪ my country 'tis of thee land where my fathers died ♪ ♪ land of the pilgrims pride ♪ from every mountainside let freedom ring ♪ ♪ and ring from all the trees ♪ sweet freedom's song ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i can't do that. >> kelly clarkson earlier today. just one of the many performers, including beyonce and of course james taylor, who we heard from earlier. piers. >> pretty amazing that someone can come off a reality show like "american idol" and perform an inauguration sayceremony. i hear from some people that the greatest star-spangled banner comes from whitney houston. i'm not so sure. i think beyonce today was about as good as you could get. let's bring in two musical experts, or every anchorman's nightmare because no one can tell who they are. julian castro and lucky castro. he wore his pin, so we know who is who. welcome to you both. let me start with you, if i may, julio. to all of the viewers saying, can i turn the noise down? no, i can't. that's the way it's going to be all night. it's a party. we're celebrating.
that the marine corps band has been the start of our coverage as opposed to beyonce, kelly clarkson and james taylor. we're going to hear from them as well but you're right, the marine corps band goes back to 1790s, back to the time of george washington. part of the official sort of vibe that we're going to hear this morning. we're at 7th and madison, about seven blocks from the reviewing stand, from the area where president obama and the dignitaries are -- 1500 dignitaries will be seated around president obama. what they've done is because of security, they've pushed the median -- a lot of folks are further back. they divide the mall into sections. it requires a certain level of security to get up close. a little less security to be further back where we are. based on the crowds that we're seeing and we should keep in mind it is about 40, 42 degrees, not a bad day here in washington. we're probably expecting about 800,000 or 900,000 people. it will not be jammed the way it was for four years ago for president obama's inaugural when there were about 1.8 million. i can tell you having been dow
: they loved it. >>steve: kelly clarkson was on. she was fantastic as well. take a look. america's first couple is on the cover of ""the new york post"." jay-z and beyonce walking in. look at this guy right here. keep in mind, this is capitol hill. this is the hardest stick in the world to get. there's peter king, congressman snapping a picture with his cell phone. pols fawn over beyonce, jay-z at inaugural. >>gretchen: maybe somebody's taking a picture of jerry with them in the background. >>brian: congressman king knew he should turn around because there's beyonce but later said i didn't know who she was with. that's interesting. people who know her call her beyonce. kelly clarkson i thought was also pretty strong. >>gretchen: and jennifer hudson later at night. >>brian: plus they had a poet. it was a long poem. 26 minutes before the top of the hour. an extreme weather alert. an iconic sports stadium right now in ruins. a roof panel at the silver dome in michigan left at that shredded because of wind and snow. the roof was deflated because of a renovation project. a wild day in that region. m
clinton is going viral as he sneaks a peek at kelly clarkson performing "my country tis of thee" and the first lady's brother, craig robinson, makes a goofy face over his brother-in-law's shoulder. even the obama girls, by the way, got into the fun. sasha's attention to take a cute smooch shot of their parents turned into a an up close shot of malia's mouth. >>> was this something john boehner's wife said to her husband? and what did boehner say? and by bringing sexy back for a second term ♪ i'm bringing sexy back that don't know how to act ♪ >> the clip even includes some clips of vice president joe biden telling everyone to get your sexy on. whatever that means. it's 8:01. let's go back outside to al for a check of the weather. >> thanks so much, nat. friends, couple of sweet 16s. what's your name? >> mikayl aand savannah. >> we've got somebody named savannah here. did you know that? let's find out what we've got for you. this is live. rocky river, ohio, streets slushy just to the west of cleveland, ohio. and they're going to be seeing more lake-effect snow over the next 4
clarkson. bill clinton peeking out from behind the fantastic kelly clarkson as she was singing her rendition of "my country 'tis of thee." this may not have been intentional, but it was a great picture nonetheless. al roker got his wish during the inaugural parade. just watch him as he tries on the sidelines to get first the president's attention and then the vice president's attention. >> mr. president. mr. president. mr. president. how's it going? is the weather good? isn't it fantastic? mr. vice president. mr. vice president. hey, how you doing? come on. come on. they won't let you. yeah! all right! yes! yes! >> yes! a very, very happy al roker, and it makes us think about one of the most endearing moments of the inauguration parade. you've got to think back to 1989. willard scott who got a kiss from barbara bush. i'll tell you what, the only reason i know this is not that i remembered it, i just started working with this new guy who took on the first day of his job here at cnn today. he happens to have a lot to do with the former "today" show jack zucker. he's the new guy. we'r
the president, the music, poetry and pageantry of the day, beginning with kelly clarkson. let freedom ring >> then poet richard blanco. >> the "i have a dream" we all keep dreaming. >> and beyonce. ♪ and the home of the brave ♪ the brave >> and when it was over, the president paused as if to take it in one last time. then it was back to business, a signing ceremony making cabinet nominations official. senator reid was given the pen from the president's pocket. >> that's yours. >> followed by a congressional luncheon in the capitol's statuary hall. lobster and bison and apple pie and talk of getting along. >> if you don't like the food, you can't blame it on one party or the other. >> thank you, everybody. god bless you. and god bless america. >> after that, a moment to review the passing troops on the capitol steps. then, into the motorcade and the whole caravan headed back to the white house with a lot of folks waiting to see them along the way. today's inaugural parade extended a tradition that started with george washington himself. it included a more recent tradition in our modern
talks about the inspiration of his poem, "one day." and we leave you with kelly clarkson singing "my country 'tis of thee." ♪ to thee we sing >>> welcome back, everybody. she is the woman that tipped off the fbi to anonymous e-mails that led to the downfall of david petraeus. jill kelley gives an interview to howard kurtz. kelley went to the fbi when she got harassing e-mails traced back to paula broadwell. the investigation revealed that petraeus was having an affair. and then it looked into jill kelley and john allen. messages were described as potentially inappropriate. it was a big scandal. lots to get to this morning. howard kurtz, whose exclusive interview with jill kelley just posted on the daily beast. >> good morning. >> she talks to you black mail, threats. lay those out for us. specifically what was being black mailed? what kind of threats was jill kelley getting from paula broadwell? >> a very emotional interview. jill kelley talked about the nightmare her life has become and everything changed when they started receiving those anonymous e-mails we know were from paula
, julie. the biggest party in america kicks off this week, from beyonce to kelly clarkson, celebrities are flocking to the district. while president obama's second inauguration will be slightly smaller than his first, the tickets for the event are the hottest in town. we turn to senior editor at capital file magazine. tony and i were saying, you have the best gig in town, especially now. >> i do. it's a great, great time. we're excited to see all the things happening in the city. we're really on display, the nation's capital. time to go. time to party. >> what is the headline here? we've been saying it's not going to be as grand as it was. the official ball, or the balls the president and the first lady are expected to go to, much smaller. like two this year. >> two. but they will have quite a few people. armed service members will be at one of them, and there will be more than 30,000 people at another one. >> wow. >> they're not very small gigs. however, there are a few things happening around town. tickets for those two sold out early for the public. there are great things happening.
doing, how are we doing, this is -- >> chuck humiditier is now introducing kelly clarkson, the first winner much the "american idol". >> i think she'll be singing the national anthem. beyonce is doing the national anthem. ♪ ♪ my country tis of thee sweet land of liberty ♪ of thee i sing ♪ land where my father died, land of the pilgrim's pride ♪ from every mountain top ♪ let freedom ring ♪ ♪ my father's god to thee ♪ author of liberty ♪ to thee we sing ♪ long may our land be bright ♪ with freedom's holy light ♪ protect us by thy might ♪ great god our king ♪ >> grammy award winner, 0 years old, kelly clarkson. "my country tis of thee" you don't usually get to hear all three versions. >> i had chance to talk to him, very down to earth, pleasant young man who lives in now the small town of bethel, maine he said conceived in cuba. quick soon came to miami. first latino, first gay poet and youngest ever of the five poets who have read their work at the presidential inauguration. >> followed robert frost, maya angelo. >> mr. president, mr. vice president,
in our work force rather than expelled from our country there. were powerful performances. kelly clarkson stirring rendition of my country 'tis of thee. ♪ [ singing]. >>reporter: beyonce returning 4 years later this time to sing the national anthem. ♪ the rockets♪ the bombs bursting in air ♪ gave proof ♪ through the night ♪ that our flag was still there ♪ . >>reporter: as the president made his exit up those steps, a pause. turning around to take in his final inaugural moment one more time. microphone picking up what he said. >> about first couple made their way back to the white house, they emerge from the motorcade as they did 4 years ago. crowds cheering return home. first family taking in a parade. first couple with the kiss. the president moving to the drum. girls dancing too. jose does that star spangled ♪ ♪. >>reporter: singer beyonce made a splash at the inauguration and social media as well. the word tweeted 3 32,000 times per minute during her performance, beyonce. 1.1 million tweet sent during today event. that many tweet caused pr
] also beyonce will be performing and james taylor and kelly clarkson. megyn: i'd like to take that back. you can start from scratch. but can you get through the rest of the day without either of these two words? the phrase makings once way -- making one's way. [talking over each other] >> okay, your guide, john roberts, he is going to make his way. >> the notecards are there. chief justice roberts loved the oath, and i thought that was interesting. here come the daughters, sasha and malia. looking spectacular in their coats. >> yesterday his youngesty his t daughter said daddy, you did not mess up. [laughter] >> the president obama started the morning with a little prayer service, interface from all kinds of spiritual leaders, reverend lyons sat down with chris wallace in recent days and gave a little bit of a sermon and talked about how in recent days he thinks the president has been almost pastor in chief dealing with tragedies such as the one in newtown, connecticut. trying to bring communities together their and president has an opportunity today to try to bring the country together
. ( cheers and applause ) >> ifill: following the president's remarks, pop star kelly clarkson, the first winner of "american idol," performed "my country 'tis of thee." ♪ with freedom's holy light protect us by thy might ♪ ♪ great god and king >> ifill: in another of the day's first cuban-american poet richard blanco became the youngest inaugural poet ever and the first hispanic or openly gay person to recite a poem at the ceremony. in one passage he paid tribute to the victims of last month's elementary school shooting in newtown, connecticut. >> all of us, as vital as the one light we move through, the same light on blackboards with lessons for the day, equations to solve, history to question or atoms imagined, the "i have a dream" we all keep dreaming or the impossible vocabulary of sorrow that won't explain the empty desk of 20 children marked absent today and forever. >> ifill: a rev. of st. john's episcopal church where the first family worshipped this morning gave the been diction >> we pray for your blessing because without it, we will see only what the eye can see. but wit
>> beyonce, james taylor, kelly clarkson. the stars set to rock the capital for the 2013 presidential inauguration. >>> happy friday. you are watching "cnn newsroom." i'm brooke baldwin. we begin with new details on that hostage situation developing in algeria. here is what we know right now. algerian state media reports 650 hostages have been freed. in fact, what you're looking at right here this is brand-new video we have gotten of some of these -- they're hugging, they're thrilled they're free. but some workers are still hiding out at the desert site. operations around the plant are reportedly still going on. and while many of the details on this situation still remain unclear, we are hearing from some of these hostages who made it through this incredible ordeal. >> very relieved. some of our colleagues are there at the moment. >> i feel safe at the moment. but i won't feel 100% happy until i'm back in the uk. and i see my family. my heart goes out to the guys that are still there and hopefully everyone comes home safe. at the end of the day, it is only work. no one should -- >> on
performance by kellie clarkson -- there will be a musical performance by kelly clarkson. finally, beyonce will close the ceremony with the national anthem. for lunch. we will be able to show you the toast their lives. -- there live. the next call comes from david on our republican line. caller: the morning. i wanted to thank you for taking my call. i believe that this is a very sad day. the mayor, i knew, the america one i do not know if she can ever come back. host: why? caller: i grew up with work ethic. you work hard to get what you want. the government was your ally, not adversaries. it seems to me it is tax and spend. let's not talk about the deficit. let's talk about gun control. these priorities are skewed. host: that was stated in the bronx, new york. we want to show you a video of harry -- talking about presidential artifacts. >> part of it is just about the enthusiasm. are meant to be days of national celebration and national unity. they are not always that way, but they are souvenirs' that .eople may create in the days of george washington, there were bronze buttons and pendant
of the white house was the place for the hottest afterparty in town. entertainers like kelly clarkson and john legend, lots of politicians, friends of the president, all after the two official inaugural balls. >> my dance partner, michelle obama. >> reporter: in a dress designed by jason wu the first lady dazzled at the commander in chief's ball. ♪ i'm so in love with you ♪ >> reporter: where she took the first dance with her husband as jennifer hudson sang. early president obama told the ball goers why the day was remark remarkable. >> today we experience the majesty of our democracy, a ritual only possible in a form of government that is of and by and for the people. >> reporter: in his inaugural address he intends to operate more boldly in his second term. he put aside calls for bipartisanship and sent republicans a message, the election was an affirmation of his view of government. >> the commitments we make to each other through medicare and medicaid and social security, these things do not zap our initiative. they strengthen us. they do not make us a nation of
the "usa today." james taylor is performing today. kelly clarkson will be singing "my country tis of thee." and beyonce singing "the star spangled banner." >> it has to be an honor to be selected by the president to sing. thinking about james taylor it was interesting to note if it would have gone differently, he would have been senator taylor. >> he said the right thing. i should do what i love and do what i do best. >> when real estate people talk about location location blair house has it all. margaret brennan is there to show us what's inside. margaret good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. blair house is about location location, location. it's the president's guest house. it's where heads of state come to stay where they come to the capitol. it's also where incoming presidents live until inauguration day. reporters rarely get a look inside, but the chief of protocol took us on a tour. >> welcome to the blair house, the president's guest house. >> this is gorgeous. >> reporter: built in 1824 blair house is named for its one-time owner, francis blair, an a
. >> not on a day like this. >> james taylor, kelly clarkson will be performing in the celebration. and following a luncheon, the inaugural parade down pennsylvania avenue will kick off today at 2:30 this afternoon. what the president will be facing the next four years, coming up. >>> a lot of people are curious, of course, to see what the first lady will be wearing again today. already she's made a big change, her new bangs getting a lot of attention as well. the president has finally weighed in on that new do. we'll tell you what he thinks about it. he's a smart man. >> yeah, come on. really? like he might say something bad? i don't think so. >>> on a different note, football fans in this area have another reason to be really excited this morning. baltimore ravens headed to the super bowl to take on the san francisco 49ers. head coaches brothers, john and jim harbaugh, going at each other. first for that as well. >> you just made a lot of friends. >> craters. >> they are calling it the har-bowl, coming up. chief white house correspondent is chuck todd, at the white house. good morning to you. >
deberes son colectivos. >>> kelly clarkson está cantando, satcha pretto. >>> contemporánea (risas). >>> ganadora, como ustedes saben, de una temporada de american idol, ¿qué tal si la escuchamos por un momento? >>> vamos ♪. ♪. ♪. ♪. >>> un día que nunca olvidará kelly clarkson, porque esto es una imagen que s cumplir su sueño americano, porque ella le robaron su apartamento, después se incendió su vivienda, y después ganó el concurso. >>> tan importante la mezcla de la cultura popular, más política, más religión, una mezcla muy americana. >>> ciertamente, es una afirmación de valores, en al vida de ciudadanos y converge en la situación inaugural, en el inicio de un nuevo mandato. >>> ahora el senador schulmer presenta a richard blanco, que fue concebido, como él dice en españa, nació en cuba y es ahora americano, vamos a ver >>> señor presidente señor vicepresidente estados unidos hoy, hoy un sol salió sobre nosotros, levantándose sobre las montañas, reflejándose sobre los lagos, diseminando una verdad simple, por las grandes planicies las montañas
. >> at this time, please join me in welcoming award-winning artist kelly clarkson, accompanied by the united states marine band. ♪ ♪ ♪ my country 'tis of thee ♪ sweet land of liberty of thee i sing ♪ ♪ land where my fathers died land of the pilgrims' pride from every mountainside let freedom ring ♪ ♪ let music celebrate and ring from all the trees these freedoms song ♪ ♪ land that comes awake ♪ let silence break ♪ the sound prolong ♪ our fathers guide to fhee ♪ of liberty to thee we sing ♪ long may our land be bright with freedom's holy light ♪ ♪ protect us by thy might great god, our king ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> another wow moment there, diane, kelly clarkson. >> our next distinguished guest is the poet, richard blanco, who will share with us words he has composed for this occasion. >> mr. president, mr. vice president, america, one today, one sun rose on us today, kindles over our shores, peeking over the smoky, greeting the faces of the great lakes, spreading a simple truth across the great plains and charging across the rockies. one light waking up rooft
of pomp and pageant -- pageantry, with kelly clarkson belting out patriotism on the capitol steps. later tweeting out this picture from backstage. meeting the woman who would cap the inauguration with this. ♪ of the brave the brave ♪ >> reporter: pretty powerful moment. and it wasn't just her singing that made headlines. did you see those earrings? they were 80-carat emeralds. tonight, the celebration in washington continues with lady gaga reportedly making an appearance for the campaign staffers at the white house. george, not going to lie. feeling a little bit of pain this morning. it was a late night. >> i heard the private party at the white house went way past midnight last night, as well. a lot of people sharing it. thank you, cecilia. >>> let's go to bill weir, in for josh. morning headlines. >> somewhere there's a great picture of joe biden and jay-z together. good morning, everybody. we begin with a close call for passengers on a southwest airlines flight to las vegas. just as the plane was taking off from denver, a fire warning light comes on, forcing the pilots to make an
from during the democratic national convention and kelly clarkson will be performing. then at the inaugural ball, alicia keys, your other former girlfriend, rob. and then also you'll be hearing from other acts like brad paisley. >> brandi, i was there four years ago and there was just so many people, and security was really tight. tell us more about the security there now, is there a serious threat in d.c.? >> reporter: well, we asked officials and they told abc news, there's no specific credible threat. but they're not taking any chances. along with the security you just saw, they're going to have snipers surrounding the area, shutting down areas of both rivers in the region. they have a lot of satellites honed in on the national mall just in case something happens. when you hear about recent incidents in algeria and just the amped up attention of gun control in this country, they just want to have an extra presence here. >> thanks, brandi. all taking place on mlk day, which speaks for itself. and our coverage of the inaugural continues later this half hour as michel
. hollywood a listers descend. beyonce, kelly clarkson and james taylor. they have key rolls. >> yes, they do. mark anthony, nick cannon and the smoky robinson. >> they began arriving over the weekend. many of them took part in the kid's inauguration concert. usher, katy perry and cast members from the show glee. also military families, dc public school students and the first daughters. >> that must have been quite the event. that's cool. joining us now to talk a little bit about hollywood is brendan, senior contributor. i have the good fortune to talk to you last week. >> it's good to be back. >> it's not exciting day. for those who are interested in the celebrities who is in town and that kind of thing, tell us about what people need to know. >> there's been a lot of people who have came into town to kick off the festivities. the president called for a national day of service. you had a lot of people coming in including former first daughter chelsea clinton. and she had star jones come in. bow biden. and how can we serve when it comes to faith, the environment and health. and everyone had a
and 20 minutes left. >> brian: and i believe in us. also we have kelly clarkson to look forward to, as well as james taylor. go on twitter and tell us who you like better. >> steve: lady gaga will be at the ball for tomorrow. >> gretchen: i'm scared to know what she's going to wear. >> brian: despite predictions for lower turnout compared to the first inauguration u still got a huge crowd going to capitol hill this morning. there to witness all this is a guy we call todd starnes. he is live in washington. hey, todd. >> good morning, brian. you know, one of the big things here at the inauguration are the souvenirs. and for the past couple of days, i've been walking the streets of washington, d.c. not looking for traditional souvenirs burks looking for the most unusual and the most bizarre presidential souvenir. here is what i found. >> one stop shopping. >> the nation's capitol has been turned into a giant wal-mart for democrats. instead of that yellow smiley face, vendors are hawking president obama's face. >> we got him and his wife. we got them with obama and biden we got to let
anyone else, and when they'd been playing any other song, kelly clarkson or any of the ruffles and flourishes or "hail to the chief" or any of the other marches they'd been doing, you know, they were loud and in your face. >> reporter: the marine band later released a statement, blaming a lack of rehearsal time. "there was no opportunity for ms. knowles-carter to rehearse with the band before the inauguration, so it was determined that a live performance by the band was ill-advised for such a high-profile event." >> it sounds that they were playing it safe, maybe? >> that's exactly right. they decided it was the safest option to use the pre-recorded version. they knew that they would have that nailed and knew that it would come out great, which it did. >> reporter: despite the comment from that band spokesman, who says that beyonce did not actually sing, marine band officials are now contradicting themselves, saying no one in the marine band is in a position to assess whether it was live or prerecorded. ♪ and the rockets' red glare >> reporter: what's less clear is why beyonc
in welcoming award winning artist kelly clarkson, accompanied by the united states marine band. ♪ ♪ my country 'tis of thee ♪ sweet land of liberty of thee i sing ♪ ♪ land where my fathers died land of the pilgrims' pride from every mountainside let freedom ring ♪ ♪ let music swell and ring from all the trees ♪ ♪ sweet freedom song ♪ let mortals towns away l ♪ ♪ my fathers got to be author of liberty ♪ ♪ to thee we sing ♪ let the land be bright with freedom's holy light ♪ ♪ protect us and above praise god our king ♪ >> wow. our next distinguished guest is the poet who is sharing with us words he has composed for this occasion. >> mr. president, mr. vice president, america, one today. peeking over the smokies, greeting the faces of the great lakes, spreading a simple truth across the great plains and charging across the rockies. one light waking up roof tops, under each one a story told by our silent gestures moving across windows. my face, your face, millions of faces and morning's mirrors, each one yawning to life crescendoing into our day. the pencil yellow sc
. beyonce will be performing, singing the national anthem. kelly clarkson will be singing as well as james taylor. let's a lot to look forward today, a day of pomp and pageantry, parades. it is going to be a moving, historic day. the fourth time that president barack obama has taken the oath of office. two the first time because the mistake made by chief justice john roberts. he also took the official oath of office yesterday. that was in a private ceremony, which we broadcast from the white house. let's check in with soledad o'brien. we've got correspondents stationed all over the national mall, all over the parade route, to give you a complete look at what is going to be happening today. stay with us throughout the day. soledad, what are you seeing? how crowded is it getting where you are? >> anderson, i have to tell you it's starting to get crowded because i have one of the best seats in the house except i don't really have a seat. i'm here with folks who have these coveted blue tickets. look at that and weep because they get to be in some of the most amazing seats. these are folks who
, something he does so well, stealing the show. this time from kelly clarkson. this has gone viral. people are tweeting and attaching their own punchlines. you can just imagine what some of those lines may be. >> he's just trying to get a good look at kelly. then a photo bomb from the first lady's brother. craig robinson. you can see him popping his head out from behind the president. >> and leave it to teenagers, malia obama gets in front of her sister and a professional photographer during a tender moment between her parents. that's one of those moments that makes them so regular folk. >> and new york senator chuck schumer likes the camera, that's for sure. so he wasn't about to be left out. so here he is during beyonce's "star spangled banner" with a great big grin. >> he looks very, very happy. most of those men look happy when beyonce walked out. >> i'm video bombing you. >> you're video bombing me on your last day? did you do anything, you know, scandalous? >> when? >> just now? did you do anything fun in that photo bomb? >> no. you can look at tape. we just don't want you to stand u
was impressed overall, especially with kelly clarkson and the beyonce. they were impressive with their music. i listened to them sparingly no when they have a couple of hits. i wish to put up more patriotic songs. -- i wish they put out more patriotic songs. it is gentle to the years. it really made an impact. far as their song. host: think you very much. there is the republican leader of the united states senator. prior to that we saw senator john kerry, likely next secretary of state. a comment on twitter the rights i think the inauguration should be a national holiday every four years, regardless of affiliation everyone should watch it. there is justice scalia of the supreme court. watching as an arlington, texas. an independent there. caller: i am here. i just wanted to call and say that i do appreciate c-span. i appreciate the statements obama made. it was very important. also, it was good to see president carter again. also good to see president bill clinton. i just want to say we're praying for you, god bless you and we do appreciate you. >> bipartisan moment with justice scalia talking
was not quite impressed. i am not much of a fan of pop music per se, but the singing that kelly clarkson did at the swearing-in was incredible. she actually gave me chills. it was extremely well organized. i was really impressed with it overall. i wish the present -- president the absolute best. >> we will continue to take your calls for a couple of minutes. on the right, the d.c. convention center. one of two balls happening inside their. the president is about five minutes from coming on stage. we will also see a dance from vice president biden and jill biden. also trying to get a couple of for you -- of tweets for you. we appreciate the tweets. we will try to get to as many as they can. it is slowing down the system just a little bit. we will rebuild from the get a chance. yuri, pennsylvania -- eerie, pennsylvania. >> good evening. i wanted to say how great the inaugural events for today. it was wonderful to watch. i thought president obama did a great job of speaking. my daughter just moved to washington in august. she went to her first inaugural and it took hours for her to get into a p
or may not have wiped a tear from his face. a second later he definitely winked. singer kelly clarkson's rendition of "my country 'tis of thee" got a one word review from senator chuck schumer. >> wow. >> reporter: of course, there were a few media flubs. >> morgan freeman, i think. bill russell, i'm sorry. >> the freedom of every soul on earth. >> it continued. i stopped but it continued. welcome back to our -- welcome back to our
've got beyonce, kelly clarkson, james taylor, group of 200 students from a christian university in cleveland, tennessee. it was last october when lee university's president received a telephone call from senator lamar alexander, inviting the school's festival choir to perform at the inauguration. >> he didn't say, you might need -- you might need 24 hours to think this over before you answer me, i said, senator, i don't need 24 hours, the anticipate-- answer is yes, of course we'll provide a choir. ♪ faith is a central component to the lee university story. billy graham avenue runs right through the heart of the campus. >> our core values are christ centered excellence and by that, we mean that we believe in doing all things well and the motivating reasons for everything we do is our commitment to jesus christ. >> and on inauguration day, that faith will flavor their music. >> the music was an exciting experience, but a little challenging as well. we want to represent a lot of things as we sing. first of all, the excellence that we put forth in school music, but also, represen
-in-law. >> at this time, please to me in welcoming kelly clarkson accompanied by the united states marine band. >> ♪my country tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee i sing. land where my fathers died! land of the pilgrim's pride! from every mountain side, let freedom ring! let music swell the beach and ring from all the trees sweet freedom songs. let mortal times await let all that repartee that rocks their silence break, the sound prolong. my father god to the master of liberty to thee we sing long may our land be bright with freedom's holy light protect us by thy might great god, our king! ♪ [applause] >> wow! [laughter] our next distinguished guest is the poet richard who will share with us words he has composed for this occasion. [applause] >> mr. president, mr. vice president, america one today, one sun rose on us today kindles over our shores, peeking over the snow peas, greeting the faces of the great lakes spreading a simple truth across the great plains and charging across the rockies one light walking up rooftops under each one, a story told by our silence gestures, moving across win
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